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Texas Tech Upsets Jordan Nwora, No. 1 Louisville 70-57 at Jimmy V Classic
The unranked Texas Tech Red Raiders men's basketball team stunned undefeated No. 1 Louisville 70-57 on Tuesday at the Jimmy V Classic in New York's Madison Square Garden...
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Meltdowns and touchdowns: How the U.S. scored a Canada-Mexico trade deal
Revising the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement took a year of acrimonious talks among Democrats, the chief U.S. negotiator and a labor union president - and may have set a world record for phones being slammed down in anger, according to one negotiator.
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WWE Raw Ratings See Slight Drop in Final Show Before TLC Pay-Per-View Event
Monday's go-home episode of Raw prior to WWE TLC garnered an average of 2.150 million viewers over the course of its three-hour broadcast, according to Carlos Toro of Fightful...
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No. 4 Maryland Suffers 1st Loss of Season with 76-69 Upset vs. Penn State
Penn State handed No. 4 Maryland its first loss of the year with a 76-69 upset Tuesday night. The Terrapins entered the day with a 10-0 record but couldn't overcome a season-high 20 turnovers in a rough showing at the Bryce Jordan Center...
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Astros Trade Rumors: Carlos Correa Move Being Considered Amid Payroll Concerns
Carlos Correa was not a name expected to be floated at the winter meetings in San Diego, but the Houston Astros' All-Star shortstop might be a payroll casualty...
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Pete Buttigieg reveals the clients he consulted for at McKinsey, a company he now calls 'amoral'
Reuters Under mounting pressure for transparency, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg revealed a list of clients he worked for while a consultant at McKinsey & Company between 2007 and 2010.  The clients include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws, Best Buy, and several US government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Energy, the United States Postal Service, and the US Department of Defense.  Less than two years after Buttigieg consulted for Blue Cross of Michigan, the company announced dramatic spending cuts, laid off almost 10% of its employees in 2009, and increased premiums.  Buttigieg has described himself as a low-level employee with "little decision making authority," who took a job at the prestigious firm to learn key business skills before pursuing a career in the public sector.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Under mounting pressure for transparency, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg revealed a list of clients he worked for while employed as a consultant at McKinsey & Company between 2007 and 2010.  The clients include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws, Best Buy, and several US government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of Energy, the United States Postal Service, and the US Department of Defense. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:How Nancy Pelosi went from scoffing at the idea of impeaching Trump to leading the charge to remove himJoe Biden slams the media for saying Democrats have moved 'extremely to the left' since 2016 and says the party's not with Alexandria Ocasio-CortezPOWER RANKING: Here's who has the best chance of becoming the 2020 Democratic presidential nomineeSEE ALSO: Nancy Pelosi bragged to Democrats that 'we ate their lunch' on Trump's NAFTA replacement deal
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Lakers Rumors: Avery Bradley to Play vs. Magic After Recovering from Leg Injury
Avery Bradley will return to action for the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday against the Orlando Magic after missing the past 13 games with a hairline fracture in his right leg, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times ...
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Trump will have final say on U.S.-China trade deal: White House trade adviser
U.S. President Donald Trump will be the one to make the final decision on tariffs and the U.S.-China trade deal, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Tuesday.
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Anthony Rendon Rumors: Strasburg Trying to Convince Star to Sign with Nationals
The Washington Nationals re-signed Stephen Strasburg Monday on a record-breaking seven-year, $245 million deal, and MASNsports...
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Asian shares adrift as tariff deadline looms
Asian stocks flatlined on Wednesday as Sino-U.S. trade talks approached a weekend deadline with little sign of progress, while a tightening of the UK election race knocked the pound.
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Matt Rhule Focused on 'Unfinished Business' at Baylor Amid NFL Rumors
Baylor coach Matt Rhule could potentially be a top candidate for NFL openings this offseason, but he has indicated he wants to continue building his current program...
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The Pentagon orders operational training pause for all Saudi students in the US after NAS Pensacola shooting
U.S. Navy photo by Patrick Nichols The Pentagon has ordered a pause on operational training for all Saudi military personnel training in the US in the wake of the Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting. The move will limit training for all 852 Saudi students training at US military facilities to the classroom, pending the completion of a review of relevant vetting and security procedures. This decision follows a deadly shooting Friday in which a member of the Saudi military killed three and injured several others at NAS Pensacola. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Department of Defense has ordered a pause on operational training for all Saudi military personnel training in the US as the department conducts a review in the wake of the deadly shooting last Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola, according to a DoD memo. Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist, at the order of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, issued a memo Tuesday calling for the department to take "immediate steps to strengthen personnel vetting" for international military students and complete a review within 10 days of "policies and procedures for screening foreign students and granting access to our bases."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: We can thank the US military for the smelliest weapon in the worldSee Also:Hundreds of Saudi military personnel at US bases have been grounded after the deadly shooting at Naval Air Station PensacolaThe Pensacola Navy base shooter reportedly used a loophole to buy his gun legallySuspect in deadly shooting at Florida naval base hosted a dinner party to watch mass shooting videos before the attack, according to a US officialSEE ALSO: Trump and his team are going out of their way to tell everyone how sorry Saudi Arabia is about the shooting at a Florida naval base
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Red Sox Trade Rumors: 'Multiple Teams' Targeting David Price Amid Free Agency
Multiple teams have targeted Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price via trade, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan . Price, 34, went 7-5 with a 4.28 ERA and 128 strikeouts in 107...
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Top Winners and Losers After Tuesday's Champions League Matchday 6 Results
Barcelona's rotated team ended Inter Milan's hopes in the 2019 UEFA Champions League with a 2-1 win on Tuesday in the San Siro. Ansu Fati came off the bench to grab the winner for the Spanish champions in a game the Italians knew they had to win...
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Bernie Sanders has a $150 billion plan to turn the internet into a public utility with low prices and fast speeds — here's how his plan works
AP Photo/Mary Schwalm Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders recently announced a $150 billion, four-point plan that would fundamentally transform how the internet works in the United States. The plan would effectively turn the internet into a publicly-provided utility, similar to how water and power are distributed. The broadest goal of the proposal is to provide every American with access to affordable high-speed internet. "High-speed internet service must be treated as the new electricity," the proposal says, "a public utility that everyone deserves as a basic human right." Here's how Bernie thinks it can be done. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders just unveiled a sweeping $150 billion proposal that would fundamentally reshape how the internet works in the United States. The plan, dubbed "High-Speed Internet for All," would effectively turn the internet into a public utility along the lines of water and power. "High-speed internet service must be treated as the new electricity," the proposal says, "a public utility that everyone deserves as a basic human right." To that end, the $150 billion would go to creating "publicly owned and democratically controlled, co-operative, or open access broadband networks."  Here's how it works:1. Requiring internet service providers like Verizon and Comcast to offer "a Basic Internet Plan that provides quality broadband speeds at an affordable price." Hero Images/Getty Images The core of Sanders' high-speed internet plan is to provide internet for everyone in an affordable way. Its primary method for doing that: FCC regulation. "The FCC will review prices and regulate rates where necessary, ensuring areas without competition aren't able to run up prices," the plan says. "We will also require providers to offer a basic plan for a regulated rate to all customers, ensuring everyone will be able to affordably connect to the internet." The "providers" in question are massive media conglomerates like Verizon, Comcast, and Charter. "Bernie will regulate these providers like a utility," it says. The proposal includes further subsidies for people who qualify for government assistance programs like SNAP, Medicaid, and TANF, and it proposes free broadband in all public housing. 2. Redefining "minimum broadband speeds" so that 100mbps down/10mbps up is the floor. HighSpeedInternet.com Calling for "high-speed broadband" doesn't mean much if your definition of "fast" internet is stuck in the past. The current FCC minimum to be considered broadband is 25 Mbps down/3 Mbps up.  It works, and it gets the job done well enough, but it's a slouch compared to many other parts of the world. Under this proposal, the FCC would increase its minimum to 100 Mbps down/10 Mbps up.  It's a little detail that makes a big difference in the broader plan, as it guarantees a base level of internet speed that makes using the internet a far easier process. 3. Breaking up companies that offer internet service and provide content — like Comcast and Verizon. Reuters Over the past several decades, the telecommunications industry has consolidated into a few major players who provide internet access, and those companies have, in turn, merged with the major media companies. The resulting giants will sell you the internet and cable service you use and provide the content that runs on those services.  Under the Sanders proposal, these conglomerates would be broken apart. Rather than the FCC, the proposal says Sanders would use "existing antitrust authority" to dismantle "internet service provider and cable monopolies." Moreover, he would "bar service providers from also providing content."  Comcast, which owns NBC, would likely have to unwind that purchase. AT&T, which owns WarnerMedia (HBO, Turner, Warner Bros.), would likely have to unwind that purchase. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Google's latest Pixel update automatically silences unknown numbers in a push to end robocalls once and for allA new video game about the 2020 election lets you fight as Donald Trump, Andrew Yang, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, or Cory BookerFrom PewDiePie to Shane Dawson, these are the 26 most popular YouTube stars in the worldSEE ALSO: Photos capture how Bernie Sanders went from being a working-class kid in Brooklyn to a top 2020 Democratic presidential candidate
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Didi Gregorius Gives Phillies Early Lead for Winners of the Offseason
The Philadelphia Phillies now have a big bat to go with the big arm they had already plucked off the free-agent market...
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DeVos Tries Again to Cut Debt Relief for Students Who Were Misled
The latest effort to rework a program for borrowers whose schools broke the law drew an immediate promise of a court challenge.
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Factbox: U.S. House Democrats back USMCA: What happens next?
U.S. House Democrats on Tuesday backed a renegotiated version of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement after a year of often acrimonious negotiations with the White House, and it was signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico.
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Olympic Figure Skater Morgan Cipres Accused of Sexual Abuse
French Olympic pairs figure skater Morgan Cipres is the subject of a U.S. SafeSport sexual abuse investigation after a 13-year-old girl said he sent lewd photos to her over Instagram, per Christine Brennan of USA Today ...
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Skinny Bitch Collective: The unconventional exercise class with a controversial name
An unconventional exercise class with a controversial name disappeared in a storm of outrage. What does it tell us about the fitness world?
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Yankees' Brian Cashman Promises 'Championship-Caliber Effort' for Gerrit Cole
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman isn't hiding his desire to land free-agent ace Gerrit Cole . "I can just tell you this, we're a strong participant," Cashman told reporters Tuesday during winter meetings in San Diego ...
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GM doubles down on big SUVs to pay for tomorrow's electric cars
General Motors Co on Tuesday unveiled the first of a new generation of large sport utility vehicles designed to haul in the cash to pay for electric vehicles the automaker promises for the future.
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Sony just gave us a detailed look at what's coming to the PlayStation 4 in early 2020 (SNY)
"Resident Evil 3" / Capcom Sony showcased some of the PlayStation 4's upcoming titles during a 20-minute State of Play presentation on December 10. The presentation included the world premiere of "Resident Evil 3," along with gameplay trailers for some of 2020's most anticipated games. While Sony didn't share any new details on "The Last of Us: Part II" or the PlayStation 5, there's still plenty to look forward to in early 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sony's  next generation PlayStation 5 console won't be here until the 2020 holiday season, but there's still a whole year's worth of PlayStation 4 games to keep gamers occupied in the meantime. During Sony's final State of Play presentation of 2019, the company shared new details on new games coming in early 2020, including the first look at Capcom's "Resident Evil 3" remake, and gameplay footage from "Predator: Hunting Grounds," an upcoming game based on the science fiction movie franchise. Perhaps the most anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive, "The Last of Us: Part II," was not featured in the presentation. The game was recently delayed from its planned February release and is now set to launch in May. Sony also declined to offer updates on the PlayStation 5. The 20-minute State of Play presentation was chock full of information, but we've boiled it down to the most important updates below:'Untitled Goose Game,' an indie hit that delighted fans on the Nintendo Switch earlier this year, is coming to PlayStation 4 on December 17. House House/Panic "Spellbreak" is a third person battle royale game that lets players fight with magic spells. It's coming to both PlayStation 4 and PC in early 2020. "Spellbreak"/ Proletariat "Dreams" gives players the tools to design their own video games, but it's been in a testing phase for months. Sony is giving it an official launch on February 14, 2020. "Dreams"/ Sony See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:How to cancel a PlayStation Now subscription on your PS4 in 5 simple stepsSony's smash-hit baseball game is headed to Xbox and Nintendo Switch after more than 2 decades as a PlayStation exclusiveHow to add an account on your PS4 from the login screen, instead of playing as a guest userSEE ALSO: Viking Sony's smash-hit baseball game is headed to Xbox and Nintendo Switch after more than 2 decades as a PlayStation exclusive
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Women are big — and underserved esports fans. Here’s how to market to them
In 2020, esports brands have a great opportunity to create a space where female gamers can get together and interact with one another.
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Thomas Tuchel on Kylian Mbappe: 'He Must Accept Being Subbed Off'
Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has said his star forward Kylian Mbappe must learn to "accept" his decisions...
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Factbox: Labor, environment, drugs top changes to North American trade deal
Stronger worker and environmental protections top the changes to a new version of the North American trade deal signed by top U.S., Mexican and Canadian officials on Tuesday that clears the way for a long-delayed vote in the U.S. Congress.
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ELLIS launches $220 million initiative to keep AI talent in Europe
The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) today announced a €200 million initiative in 17 cities to attract and retain AI talent.
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The $120,000 Art Basel banana actually wasn't good art
Cindy Ord/Gettty During the 2019 edition of the Art Basel Miami Beach art fair, a new sculpture by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan sold for $120,000, instantly sparking a media sensation. The reason? The sculpture, titled "Comedian," is nothing more than a banana — no different than the kind you might pack for lunch — duct-taped to a wall. Amidst the media frenzy, "Comedian," was widely seen to be one big joke satirizing the foolish eccentricities of the art world and its ultra-rich collectors. In reality, the joke's on us. Understood and analyzed within the larger context of contemporary art, "Comedian," fails as it only perpetuates the very object it aims to critique. Read more stories like this on Insider. What does $120,000 look like?  Sometimes, it turns out to be nothing more than a banana, duct-taped to a wall. At least, that's what happened this past week at Art Basel Miami Beach. The world's most notorious and media-friendly art fair, it brings together blue-chip art from many of the world's largest galleries with the glitz and glamour of the celebrities and influencers who attend. It is always a spectacle — in 2015, for example, crowds stood by and watched a woman get stabbed, thinking it was only an act of performance art — and this year's edition was no exception. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:Popeyes and Burger King taped fast food to the wall to troll Maurizio Cattelan's $120,000 duct-taped bananaI spent 3 hours in Emirates' first class Dubai lounge, and despite the showers, spa, and beds, it wasn't as luxurious as I expectedYou can eat banana peels, but that doesn't mean you should
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Gerrit Cole Rumors: Astros Believed to 1 of 2 Mystery Teams Pursuing Free Agent
One of the "mystery teams" pursuing Gerrit Cole in free agency appears to be one that knows him well, the Houston Astros ...
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Signs Point to China Tariff Delay, but Decision Rests With Trump
While many American officials are eager to avoid the new tariffs, the president could go either way.
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